Waiting in the wings: Breaking down internal coaching options for the Calgary Flames

After taking three of a possible four points against the league leading Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames were lambasted by the basement-dwelling Ottawa Senators 6-1. They bounced back with a 6-3 victory on Saturday afternoon, but with three blowout losses over a span of just nine days, including a 7-1 drubbing at the hands … Continue reading Waiting in the wings: Breaking down internal coaching options for the Calgary Flames

TWC Power Rankings 2021: Week 7

Welcome back to the new and improved 2021 TWC Power Rankings! Here at TWC, we use a statistical model to effectively rank teams on a week to week basis. The model takes into effect winning percentages, CF%, SCF%, HDCF% as well as SV%. Each statistical category is weighed and scored differently, giving each team a … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings 2021: Week 7

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 27: A general view of a face-off between the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre on February 27, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

The Flames came into the season looking poised to make a splash in the North Division. Brad Treliving's offseason retooling of the roster was highlighted with the arrival of Jacob Markstrom. The division's structure gave the Flames one of their best opportunities in years to "be in control of their own destiny." Yet, as the … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

Flames Visual Recap 22: Calgary plays a complete game, find offence from familiar lines

The Calgary Flames matched up against the Ottawa Senators in the early hours of Saturday. After the outcome from their first game against the Senators, the Flames knew they had to make some major adjustments. Changes in personnel were out of the question, but were still in need of some form of shake up. Tweaking … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 22: Calgary plays a complete game, find offence from familiar lines

Friday Flames Notebook: If there is a rebuild, who stays and who goes?

This is as low of a point that I can remember in the history of this group. My colleague at TWC, John MacKinnon, put it well. https://twitter.com/johnmackinnon24/status/1365122689795461121 Something has gone rotten with this team, and it is going to take more than a players only meeting, a radio appearance by the GM, and a train … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: If there is a rebuild, who stays and who goes?

The Flames are wearing out their goaltenders like a fifth grader’s sneakers

The Flames just dropped a brutal game to the Ottawa Senators last night. It was first matchup of the year, and a game Calgary was looking to use to pad their stats after taking three of four points against the Leafs the past two games. That didn't happen. Instead, the Flames got blown out of … Continue reading The Flames are wearing out their goaltenders like a fifth grader’s sneakers

Flames Visual Recap 21: Calgary served painful setback to Ottawa in series opener

The Calgary Flames were the last North Division team to face off against the Ottawa Senators. While other teams have more or less enjoyed feasting on a weaker team (aside from the Montreal Canadiens), the Flames entered the series in essentially must-win situations as the points left on the board are already far too valuable … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 21: Calgary served painful setback to Ottawa in series opener

Flames Film Room: One simple change that will help the power play succeed

Let's talk special teams. The power play is always going to be one of the most important, and criticized units on a hockey team. It is the perfect storm of expectation. They feature a team's best players with a numbers advantage, and as a result, any struggles appear as a lack of effort. So far … Continue reading Flames Film Room: One simple change that will help the power play succeed

Previewing the Senators versus Flames Series: Don’t screw this up Calgary

After taking three of a possible four points from the North Division leading Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames focus turns towards the first of nine meetings against the other Ontario team: The Ottawa Senators. It's been a long time coming for the Flames to finally face the struggling Senators, as every other team in … Continue reading Previewing the Senators versus Flames Series: Don’t screw this up Calgary

Flames Visual Recap 20: Despite pulling ahead late in the game, Flames drop to the Leafs in overtime

In the Calgary Flames' second game against the Toronto Maple Leafs during this road trip, the same goaltenders were slotted to play. It'd be David Rittich facing off against Michael Hutchinson for the second time in a row. Neither Jacob Markstrom nor Frederik Andersen would dress, as both remained on the sidelines. The Flames actually … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 20: Despite pulling ahead late in the game, Flames drop to the Leafs in overtime